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Lovely 70 Sunreef Power Charter Yacht DAMRAK II to be displayed at FLIBS 2015

October 06, 2015

Following their successful participation in the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show, Sunreef Yachts, the world’s leader in luxury catamaran manufacturing, is delighted to announce its presence at the 56th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), running in Florida from November 5 to 9, 2015. During this prestigious event, the company will display the lovely 70 Sunreef Power charter yacht DAMRAK II, available for rent in popular Asia and Indian Ocean yacht holiday locations.



Combining high speed performance with added luxury, the fully customized, sleek lined and fuel – efficient motor catamaran DAMRAK II was created in collaboration with a well known sailor and owner of the first unit – Laurent Bourgnon.

DAMRAK II - Cockpit 2

DAMRAK II - Cockpit 2

The modern and bright interiors of luxury yacht DAMRAK II can sleep up to 8 charter guests in utmost in luxury. There are four lovely cabins, including a full-beam master cabin, providing a fantastic 180 degree view and featuring a king size bed. There are three additional guest staterooms available including 2 queen cabins and 1 double cabin. All staterooms are equipped with en-suite facilities, TV/DVD, as well as scenic windows.

DAMRAK II - Master Cabin

DAMRAK II - Master Cabin

The company’s representatives will be happy to welcome visitors to the Sunreef Yachts stand GH-23 at Bahia Mar Yachting Center- FL.

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A great success of Horizon motor yacht E78 at Newport International Boat Show 2015

October 05, 2015

Horizon Yachts was present at the 2015 Newport International Boat Show, which took place from September 17 to 20 in Newport, Rhode Island. The warm and beautiful weather provided the perfect setting for the debut of the new Horizon motor yacht E78. As the largest yacht on show at the four-day event, the Horizon E78 yacht attracted plenty of visitors.

Horizon E78 Yacht on display at the 2015 Newport International Boat Show

Horizon E78 Yacht on display at the 2015 Newport International Boat Show

Horizon luxury yacht E78 boasts a top-quality fit and finish, three guest en suite stateroom layout plus crew, as well as such special amenities as the hydraulic swim platform and zero speed stabilizers, as well as hydraulic hard top and radar mast, which lowers her height from 28’ to 20’6” and is perfect for cruising under fixed bridges in the North or Great Lakes areas.

Horizon luxury yacht E78

Horizon luxury yacht E78

“Newport is a great show for meeting new clients as well as catching up with current ones who are in the Northeast for the summer,” commented Roger Sowerbutts of Horizon Yacht USA. “The atmosphere is very relaxed, which allows us more time to spend with clients looking at a particular boat or a new build, and we find many clients will visit us again at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show for a look at our extended product line.”

Aboard Horizon motor yacht E78

Aboard Horizon motor yacht E78

Horizon E78 yacht will be once again showcased at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, running from November 5 – 9. At the moment, she is en route back to Florida, and is available for viewing prior to the show.

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Breath-taking 100M Mega Yacht ATTESSA IV spotted in Miami

October 05, 2015

The breath-taking 100,6m (332’) mega yacht ATTESSA IV (ex Evergreen yacht) was spotted by ‘ZipZapPower’ in Miami, Florida. A World Superyacht Awards 2011 Winner, luxury motor yacht ATTESSA IV was originally built at Hayashikane Zosen Kk in 1999, and subsequently beautifully refitted and reconstructed in 2010 by the Canadian Washington Yachting Group (WYG) to a design by Glade Johnson, with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design

Spreading over five striking decks, superyacht ATTESSA IV (ex Evergreen yacht) provides deluxe accommodation to up to 36 guests and a crew of 21 members. Moreover, she boasts a gorgeous spa on the lower deck, as well as top deck, hosting a large Spa Pool and a wonderful hanging glass sculpture by artist Dale Chihuly. The beautiful ATTESSA IV also features a helipad on the upper aft deck and forepeak, and carries two large tenders.

Beautiful 82’ Horizon Motor Yacht OUR WAY at full speed

October 02, 2015

Denison Yacht Sales has released an amazing video below, showing the beautiful 82’ Horizon motor yacht OUR WAY at full speed in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Due to her owner’s desire to build a larger Horizon, superyacht OUR WAY is currently available for sale.

Horizon luxury yacht OUR WAY boasts an extensive audio and video package and offers lovely and comfortable accommodation in 4 well appointed staterooms. Other remarkable features aboard this stunning vessel include thru hull hydraulic anchor system, bow and stern thruster, underwater lights, as well as a complete teak deck package, including the flybridge.

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Second Viking 75 Yacht to be showcased at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show 2015

September 30, 2015

Boasting a long heritage in building motor yachts, Viking has proudly announced that the second Viking 75 yacht was a big attraction at their dealer meeting in Atlantic City. The all-new Viking 75 motor yacht Hull no. 2 is now expected to be showcased at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, opening its doors at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center on November 5.

Second Viking 75 Yacht at Viking's dealer meeting in Atlantic City - Image credit to Viking Yacht Company

Second Viking 75 Yacht at Viking’s dealer meeting in Atlantic City – Image credit to Viking Yacht Company

The shipyard’s iconic craftsmanship can be found throughout the second Viking 75 yacht. In the salon, for instance, the high gloss walnut joinery exhibits comprehensive attention to detail and complements the William Bales Company’s interior appointments. The dining area is a formal affair, an inviting feature normally found aboard larger yachts. The galley is well equipped with professional grade appliances and abundant stowage. Forward of the galley, a pair of lounges allow guests to spread out and relax while enjoying the view underway or dockside.

Accommodation aboard Viking 75 luxury yacht Hull no. 2 is provided in a full-beam master suite with a king-size bed, a flat screen television, hull-side windows and a spacious head and shower. Three additional staterooms forward, as well as a pair of staterooms aft for crew offer comfortable accommodation to 12.

The climate controlled enclosed bridge helm of the second Viking 75 yacht boasts a sophisticated electronics package from the shipyard’s subsidiary Atlantic Marine Electronics, which allows a turnkey delivery of this lovely yacht. In addition to serving as a second salon, the enclosed bridge also offers the convenience of a private aft deck.

Viking’s unparalleled mechanical installations include chilled water air conditioning, a hydraulic bow thruster and windlass, a pair of generators, a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer, as well as the yard’s proprietary VIPER (Viking Independent Programmable Electro-hydraulic Rudder) steering system. Caterpillar, MAN and MTU engine packages are available.

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Lovely Viking 76 Convertible Motor Yacht ZEUS underway

September 29, 2015

The lovely Viking 76 Convertible motor yacht ZEUS was spotted underway by ‘ZipZapPower‘, while leaving the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, annually hosted by the glamorous Miami yacht holiday destination, nestled in Florida. IK Yacht Design were responsible for the stylish interiors of the 2012-launched luxury yacht ZEUS. This striking sport fisher can comfortably sleep up to 8 guests across 4 well appointed staterooms.

Offering comfort, speed and style, the Viking 76 Convertible yacht ZEUS can easily reach an amazing top speed of 35 knots and a cruising speed of 35 knots. Moreover, the vessel is fully equipped for diving and fishing.

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New 72m Motor Yacht ALBATROSS launched by Delta Marine

September 23, 2015

The all-new 72m motor yacht ALBATROSS has been successfully launched by the US shipyard, Delta Marine. Luxury mega yacht ALBATROSS is believed to have been designed by bespoke Espen Oeino. More details and photos of the latest Delta launch are still to be released by the shipyard. Below is an image of another striking and impressive vessel built by the shipyard – the 66m superyacht INVICTUS, anchored in Antigua, a popular Caribbean yacht charter destination. 

66m Delta mega yacht INVICTUS in  Antigua - Photo by Jeff Brown

66m Delta mega yacht INVICTUS in Antigua – Photo by Jeff Brown

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Cantiere delle Marche delivers New Darwin Class Motor Yacht ACALA set for worldwide preview at FLIBS

September 23, 2015

Cantiere delle Marche has successfully delivered, once again perfectly on time, the all-new Darwin Class motor yacht ACALA. Third launch of the year for Cantiere delle Marche after the success at the last Cannes Yachting Festival, superyacht ACALA is a beautiful 102-foot explorer in steel and aluminium, set to be presented during the next Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).

New CdM Darwin Class explorer yacht ACALA at launch - Image by Maurizio Paradisi

New CdM Darwin Class explorer yacht ACALA at launch – Image by Maurizio Paradisi

Built for a Central American client who has a notable experience dealing with the most prominent Northern European shipyards, luxury yacht ACALA is the result of a close collaboration between the shipyard’s in-house team and the owner’s team of consultants. In fact, ACALA is an Explorer Yacht in which the soul of Cantiere delle Marche and the personality as well as travel plans of the owner find a perfect balance in every detail.

Plenty of specific customizations can be found aboard ACALA yacht, including the lazarette, equipped like a real diving station with a nitrox compressor, the  5-cabin layout with the master cabin forward, the doors of the two huge saloons that can open completely, air conditioning even in the outdoor areas, generous spaces for the crew of up to 7 in 5 cabins, and much more. Also, thanks to the increased spaces in the swim platform, the yacht can easily host two tenders unusually big for a yacht of this size: a tender custom built by McMullen and Wing of 20′, and a second of 16′.

The interiors are designed by the famous South American designer Simon Hamui that, having worked with the yacht’s owner on some of his houses and offices, has interpreted and adapted his own style to the amazing spaces as well as heights that ACALA superyacht boasts.

The launch event of luxury yacht ACALA was marked by the emotional atmosphere and great participation: “There have been 12 hours of beautiful feelings, full of smiles and tears for the intensity of the moment,” commented Vasco Buonpensiere, Sales and Marketing Director of Cantiere delle Marche. “When the owner talked to the participants in casual chatting, the most repeated words were “Family” (as in the CDM Family) and “Friendship:” a confirmation that the atmosphere within this shipyard and synergies that are formed between the protagonists of each project (owners, crew, management, employees) are special. This success and the large number of yachts either delivered or under construction has not changed at all values on which this wonderful shipyard is founded.”

Ennio Cecchini, CDM founder with Buonpensiere, also stresses the importance of the Darwin Class explorer yacht ACALA for the future of the CDM: “We come back to Fort Lauderdale after three years with an Explorer Yacht that is extraordinary under every point of view. In the shipyard we say that this is the smallest ever built 60 meters and we say this because of the many solutions that are not normally found on yachts of this size. Just look at the garage: its components and the organization of space and stowage are enough to understand it. This boat will be an incredible success for the Overseas markets, and the number of appointments already set for the most important American Fair – if not the World’s most important Fair – is a strong sign!” 

In addition to the vessels that will hit the water this year, Cantiere delle Marche is presently working on a Nauta Air 108’ yacht, a Nauta Air 111’ yacht and a Darwin Class 102’ yacht. Besides, the Shipyard is concluding two contracts for another Darwin Class 102’ and other two Nauta Air 111’ based on two different naval platforms, one of 299 GRT and another of 330 GRT.

Beautiful sunrise video of Azimut 80 Yacht

September 23, 2015

Take a look at the striking Azimut 80 yacht, a yacht provided by Marine Max, in the beautiful sunrise video below, taken with drone by Whirlybird Entertainment from Bal Harbour, nestled in a fabulous Florida yacht vacation location. Built by the well known Italian shipyard Azimut Yachts, the 25-metre motor yacht Azimut 80 boasts stylish exterior design by Stefano Righini, with lovely interiors created by Achille Salvagni Architetti.

Interpreting contemporary lifestyle by providing supreme comfort, luxury yacht Azimut 80 can comfortably sleep up to 8 guests across 4 magnificent cabins, all with bathroom. Built in CE class: A to tackle any weather conditions, the beautiful Azimut 80 also boasts a generous, 42-square-metre flybridge, designed for maximum versatility of use.

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Horizon Yachts launch second E88 open bridge yacht

September 23, 2015

Horizon Yachts is proud to announce the recent launch of the second E88 open bridge yacht, built for a repeat U.S. Owner. Horizon’s new E88 motor yacht Hull no. 2 is expected to be handed over to her new Owner in Autumn 2015.

Second Horizon E88 open bridge yacht

Second Horizon E88 open bridge yacht

“When an owner comes back a second time to build a yacht with you, it is always a wonderful experience,” commented Horizon Yachts CEO, John Lu. “Having used his E78 extensively, this owner knew exactly what he wanted to include on his E88; it was a wonderful process to watch his E88 go from drawings into the beautiful yacht she is now.”

Horizon E88 superyacht Hull no. 2 - Galley

Horizon E88 superyacht Hull no. 2 – Galley

The owner of second Horizon E88 open bridge superyacht built his first Horizon, an E78 cockpit yacht, in 2013 and soon returned to Horizon. The owner cruises in the Bahamas throughout the year and needed increased living spaces to be able to accommodate a larger number of guests. With a four-stateroom layout, separate crew quarters, as well as plenty of indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, the Horizon E88 was the perfect vessel for him.

Horizon E88 Yacht Hull no. 2 - Saloon

Horizon E88 Yacht Hull no. 2 – Saloon

The second Horizon E88 yacht incorporates many features that were customized by her experienced owner. He required open bridge layout that he could enclose with EZ2CY, but needed something a bit different for the front area; Horizon designed and crafted him a glass windshield with wipers that will blend seamlessly with the EZ2CY enclosure. When seated in the flybridge, the owner also wished to be able to view the azure Bahamas waters, while relaxing in the dinette; so Horizon elevated the dinette a few inches, taking care to make it in proportion with the rest of the bridge, and increased the storage space underneath.

Second Horizon E88 superyacht - Glass and bottle storage cabinet

Second Horizon E88 superyacht – Glass and bottle storage cabinet

Horizon E88 open bridge luxury yacht Hull no. 2 features maple as the main wood with accents in Wenge for a modern yet warm feel. In lieu of a formal dining area, the salon forward has been extended and a breakfast bar with stools on the aft side of the galley has been incorporated; when the galley needs to be made private, a Hi/Lo partition with custom leather engraving can be partially or fully raised. As entertaining is a large facet of this owner’s yacht, Horizon designed a large glass and bottle storage cabinet on the port aft salon plus additional bottle storage on the starboard side – between these two cabinets. The owner can thus store impressive 75 glasses and 90 bottles of wine.

Second Horizon E88 yacht - Cabin

Second Horizon E88 yacht – Cabin

Below deck, the four stateroom layout includes a full-beam master, VIP stateroom in the bow, as well as two twin guest staterooms. In the master stateroom, the second Horizon E88 open bridge superyacht provides a King bed, full walk-in closet, and custom office area with a desk and filing cabinets; the en suite head can be found off to the port side and provides heated floors for comfort. In the crew quarters, two crew staterooms and two crew heads can comfortably sleep a total of four crew, and a full crew mess ensures privacy for both the owner as well as crew.

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